|Jordan Chiles Quick Info|
|Height||4 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||April 15, 2001|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Jordan Chiles is an American artistic gymnast who had clinched a ‘Silver’ medal in the team event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. At the 2018 FIG (Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique) Artistic Gymnastics World Cup, she had secured a ‘Bronze’ medal in the all-around event. At the 2018 Pacific Rim Championships held in Medellín, Colombia, she had won 3 ‘Gold’ medals (in the team, vault, and floor events) and a ‘Bronze’ medal in the balance beam event.
Jordan Lucella Elizabeth Chiles
Tualatin, Washington County, Oregon, United States
Spring, Harris County, Texas, United States
Jordan had graduated from the Prairie High School, in Brush Prairie, Washington, in 2019. In November 2018, she had signed her National Letter of Intent (a document used to indicate a student athlete’s commitment to participating in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) colleges and universities in the United States) with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), a public land-grant research university in Los Angeles, California. Her joining was deferred until after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics even though she had initially planned to join the university at the start of the 2020–21 school year.
- Father – Timothy Chiles
- Mother – Gina Chiles
- Siblings – Jazmin Chiles (Sister), Jade Chiles (Sister), Tajmen Chiles (Brother), Tyrus Chiles (Brother)
4 ft 11 in or 150 cm
48 kg or 106 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
She is of African-American descent.
- Toned physique
- Ever-changing hairstyle
- Affable smile
- Radiant face
Jordan Chiles Facts
- Jordan’s parents had named her after the legendary American basketball player Michael Jordan.
- She was mostly brought up in Vancouver, Washington, but had relocated to Spring, Texas, in 2019 to train with fellow gymnast and Olympic medalist Simone Biles at the World Champions Centre, an American artistic gymnastics academy.
- In July 2021, her mother was convicted of wire fraud, a federal crime in the United States that involves mailing or electronically transmitting something associated with the fraud. She had allegedly stolen more than USD 1.2 million from clients in a span of 4 years. She was sentenced to 366 days in prison and ordered to pay back her clients restitution post her release from prison. Upon appeal, her sentence was delayed by a month so that she could be present to witness Jordan’s participation in the 2020 Summer Olympics.
- At the 2020 Summer Olympics, during the team final, she was initially supposed to compete only in the vault and floor exercise events. However, after Simone Biles had withdrawn abruptly from the competition after the first rotation, Jordan had been chosen as her last-minute replacement in the uneven bars and balance beam events. She managed to execute both routines quite well despite limited practice in those routines. She, however, fell on her 3rd pass in the floor exercise event. The United States eventually won the ‘Silver’ medal, finishing second behind the team from the Russian Olympic Committee.
- In February 2021, she had become the first-ever women’s all-around Winter Cup champion. The previous editions of the tournament were restricted to male participation and this was the first occasion that female gymnasts were included in the competition.
Featured Image by Jordan Chiles / Instagram